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Hi everyone, So I have spent probably too much time trying to figure this stuff out on my own. I should preface this with I have little to no experience with these types of boards (FPGA). I followed the Demo documentation (https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/programmable-logic/tutorials/github-demos/start ) line by line, multiple times and keep netting the same results. I have installed version "Vivado Design Suite & Xilinx SDK 2016.4" and downloaded the appropriate project files for the PCAM 5D project (2016.4) I am using a windows 10 machine. The demo instructions don't actually tell you how to get the camera to turn on. It tells you how to program and connect everything and then jumps into how to communicate via the UART communication channel..so it could be as simple as I'm missing the most obvious step due to my lack of experience. All I ever get through HDMI is what appears to be called the "Zybo Z7-20 Rev. B Demo Image" it comes up on power on, goes away during programming, and when I run either fsbl or pcam_vdma_hdmi the screen will go black for a moment then come back to the moving color "demo screen" any input/guidance would be greatly appreciated
Earlier this year I bought an Arty A7-35T and was able to create a project using Vivado and writing VHDL code. The thing that helped the most to get started was a blinking lights example project. Recently, I bought an Arty Z7-20 board, and would like to use it with SDSoC. I managed to get SDSoC installed and running. Now, how to start writing code? I've spent more than a day looking through various tutorials and getting started guides, but so far haven't found what I really need. One of the most helpful documents I found was the step-by-step "Introduction to the SDSoC Development Environment" at https://www.xilinx.com/html_docs/xilinx2017_4/sdsoc_doc/fzn1504034404694.html or the similar material in the "SDSoC Environment Tutorial Introduction" at https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2017_4/ug1028-sdsoc-intro-tutorial.pdf . However, I soon got stuck again when I needed to choose a platform, and Arty Z7 is not in the list of available choices. I found some Arty_Z7_20 platform files at https://github.com/Digilent/SDSoC-platforms and figured out how to add that platform to the list and create a project with that platform. But then the next hurdle is to select the Linux system configuration (it's not available in the Arty_Z7_20 platform) and then, after that, "Select a template to create your project" - there are no templates available in the Arty_Z7_20 platform except "Empty Application". So, how can I proceed? Is there a better getting started guide that I've overlooked, perhaps one that is tailored to the Arty Z7? Is there a blinky light example project that I could build in SDSoC and run on the Arty Z7? If suitable Arty Z7 getting started documentation, platform files, and example projects don't already exist, I'm willing to create them and make them available so the next Arty Z7 user can get started a lot easier. But right now, I need some guidance on how to proceed. Thanks!
I've seen several places in the information about the Arty board where it says I should read the "Getting Started with Vivado" guide. Where is this guide? I've searched for it and can not find it anywhere on the digilent website. Thank you.
Does the HOME edition of LabView work on Windows Vista? Very IMPORTANT - How many personal computers at home can I install HOME edition of LabView? My husband and I both have a desktop and a laptop.However, the machine I want to put it on is a HP running Windows Vista. If I got a new computer running Windows 10, would that work??? You didn’t send me the USB cable, which I will be buying myself; I am grateful for your fast shipping.This LabView is very exciting for me, as a hobbyist and disabled person who is trying to keep her mind sharp so I won’t lose my mind due to degenerative diseases. I remember the story of a piano teacher in her 90’s who saved her brain. Also, my own mother’s mother developed a NY crossword puzzle dictionary, which is lost forever, but it kept her mind sharp. There is nothing more exciting to me than electronics and computers, and software.